Why give to art?

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe So why is supporting a nonprofit art organization important? Art creates conversation in a community. It’s not just about the artwork – it’s about what the artist says – and what … More Why give to art?

…and we’re back!

Many thanks to former MFA Fellow and Gallery Manager Mia Nardini for fixing our permalinks — and to all of you for your patience! The website troubles in no way affected any of the entries for Strokes of Genius, Small Wonders, Street Scenes or any of the other exhibitions! Don’t worry – your entries are … More …and we’re back!

MFA Website Down for Today: Online Entry System Still Up

Transition day! In case you haven’t received any of the notices and emails we have sent out, please be aware that the MFA website is down for today, while we transition to our new, upgraded and awesome site.  The Gallery is closed today, as we facilitate this shift Are you trying to submit to one … More MFA Website Down for Today: Online Entry System Still Up

The Great Give 2015!

Can you give $15 in ’15? For the past two years, MFA has participated in “The Great Give” a 24-hour fund-a-thon sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Nonprofits in Anne Arundel County compete for cash prizes by getting a lot of donors to make small gifts in support of their favorite nonprofits. … More The Great Give 2015!

Lauren Anthone’s artwork selected for Hospice Cup Poster 2015

For the 5th year running, MFA has hosted the Hospice Cup Poster Competition in the Holley Gallery. Hospice Cup is a charity sailing regatta, raising funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Every year, they select a painting to be the featured artwork on the promotional poster. The chosen work is donated … More Lauren Anthone’s artwork selected for Hospice Cup Poster 2015

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thanks to our readers for making 2014 a stellar year for MFA art and artists! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2014. If it were a … More 2014 in review